NICOLA NUNN - Owner / Principal Physiotherapist  

Member of Physiotherapy New Zealand
Member of the New Zealand  Manipulative Therapists Association

Nicola completed her undergraduate training as a Physiotherapist in 1980 at Otago New Zealand. She then worked for 5-years in public hospitals throughout Wellington, Lower Hutt and the Waikato, gaining experience in all areas of Physiotherapy. In 1986 she moved into private practice and completed her Manipulative Therapy Diploma.

A move to the USA in 1992 found Nicola beginning to focus her work on caring for patients with spine conditions. At the Watson Clinic in Florida she developed the Physical Therapy service for back patients, worked alongside neurosurgeons and taught manual therapy to staff who subsequently took over her position as she and family prepared to return to New Zealand in 1994. Since then she worked solely in the field of back and neck pain.

She regularly attends courses taught by internationally recognised clinicians, continuing to further increase her skills, as well as running her own courses for other physiotherapists. Nicola also supervises post graduate physiotherapists as they increase their experience in back care.


CHERYL HOBSON - Physiotherapist

Cheryl has over 10 years of musculoskeletal physiotherapy experience. She has worked in both New Zealand and Singapore in private practice. She has a hands-on physiotherapy approach and focuses on functional rehabilitation. She has been trained in the McKenzie Method and the Milicich Method.


Originally from New Caledonia she can treat French speaking patients and will talk all day about water based sports/hobbies to anyone who will listen. An avid outdoor pursuit follower she is out there every weekend with her family keeping busy.


KYLE LINWOOD - Physiotherapist

Graduated from Otago in 2005 and is currently completing post graduate diploma (AUT).

He has experience in  acute back pain, post operative back care and is a trained Acupuncturist. Kyle has extensive knowledge of upper and lower limb injuries and is currently working in post operative rehabilitation of these injuries. Kyle has manipulative  therapy skills and an extensive knowledge base. His special  interests are  back and neck pain and he is developing his career  in these areas.


MICHELLE GARRETT- Physiotherapist

Michelle has trained through Auckland University of Technology and completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy in 2010. Following this she worked in the private practice sector in Hamilton, gaining a wide range of experience in all musculoskeletal conditions. She has completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science – Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.  Michelle decided to join the team at The Back Clinic to focus her career in the area of the spine. Michelle regularly attends courses to upskill and develop her techniques. She believes in listening to the whole story and enjoys using a holistic approach and combining various treatment methods to achieve the best result for her patients.


Budiman Pranjoto - Physiotherapist

Member of Physiotherapy New Zealand (PNZ).

Member of The New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapy Association.

Budi has joined us from Dunedin, now making his home in the Waikato. He is very well qualified in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy having completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy (Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy) and is now working towards a Masters in the same field. During his time in Dunedin, he has worked with athletes involved in overhead sports (badminton, tennis, cricket) and weights (Powerlifting, CrossFit, Olympic Weightlifting).

Budi applies the principles of functional movement and regional interdependence in the assessment and treatment of spinal problems; utilising the FMS (Functional Movement Screen) and the SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment) used by medical doctors, chiropractors, osteopaths, physiotherapists and fitness professionals worldwide. Budi utilises both manual therapy and exercise therapy for short and long-term improvements in pain and function.




Reception & Administration


Our reception staff will welcome and assist you when making your booking to ensure your experience is as seamless as possible. 


They are experienced in dealing with ACC requirements, third party providers, GP and Specialist referrals. 


If you have any questions or concerns, they are the ones to ask!